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LITZENBERGER HONORED

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Junior WR Chris Litzenberger of the Muhlenberg football team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

To be named, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and be a starter or key reserve on his team.

An accounting major, Litzenberger appeared in every game, including two starts, and totaled 10 receptions for 91 yards and a TD. The TD came against Dickinson en route to a 61-21 victory on the road.

Boys knock off NL

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Don't blame Catasauqua coach Eric Snyder if he had any doubts that Catty could come up with a victory against Northern Lehigh.

"We haven't beaten Northern Lehigh with this group in three years," Snyder said.

Alex Parker played a great game even with his man Josh Eden scoring 19 points.

"He made him work hard for all those points," Snyder said.

Catty prevailed 53-50 and improved to 3-1 in the Colonial League and 4-2 overall. Alex Parker and Brandon Purrone found the open Catty players.

Girls break losing streak

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head girls' basketball coach Chad Werkheiser knew it was going to happen soon.

Despite having his team begin the season with a 0-3 start with consecutive double-digit losses, Werkheiser maintained his ever-present positive attitude about the program and knew his club's first win was soon in the offing.

The Roughies quickly responded when they downed Lehighton, 36-29, Monday afternoon to notch their first win and snap a 29-game losing streak. Junior Katie Buczynski paced Catty (1-3) with 12 points and sophomore Shiloh Sziy added 10.

Wrestling team easily gets by Salisbury

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty improved to 3-2 overall in wrestling after defeating Salisbury 54-15 to begin the Colonial League dual season last Wednesday at the Catasauqua High School Gym.

The match began at 120. A Falcon veteran, Nico Squarcia, faced Catty newcomer Kory Mindle, r a freshman, put his head in and got the pinfall in 35 seconds.

Spencer Phillips got a forfeit win at 126.

Second chance for a buck

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and still have an unfilled buck tag, we'll get another shot at one during the late deer season that runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12. Of course you must use a bow or muzzleloader rifle in all parts of the state.

For those with unfilled antlerless tags, those may be used in the specific WMUs they were purchased for or, an antlerless deer may be taken anywhere with the general hunting license but that ends the deer hunting season for those who do.

Roughs fall to Nazareth

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty fell to Nazareth 57-36 to open the season at the Catty High School Gym in a non-league contest.

"We did not have much on Nazareth because they had not played any games yet," said head coach Eric Snyder. "One of our scouts did see them scrimmage against Pius X and Pen Argyl."

Catty knew of Grant Searfoss, 16 points, and Austin Cordero, 11 points, and that they were good players.

"When they went to zone they outscored us 19-2. We went from four up to 13 down," Snyder said.

Catty girls drop opener to Mahanoy

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The team also falls to a very good Palmerton squad in game 2

Chad Werkheiser's Lady Rough Riders had the unenviable task of opening the 2012-2013 basketball season at Mahanoy Area, a perennial playoff, team last Friday night. The girls fell 54-39.

Coach Werkheiser said, "It was a good overall game for us to start."

Katie Bucynski from Catasauqua High led all scorers with 19 points. Alexa Leshko of Mahanoy Area answered back with 17 in the non-league contest.

"I just kept taking jump shots and took a three," said Buczynski. "I received passes from Liv (Falko) Janae (Matos) and Shiloh (Sziy)."

CL honors retirees

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recognized it recent retirees at its full member meeting at Green Pond Country Club last Wednesday morning, Dec. 5.

Recognized were: Don Harakal - Athletic Director, Southern Lehigh High School; Anthony Koury - Athletic Director, Notre Dame-Green Pond High School; Dwight Repsher - Athletic Director, Pen Argyl Area High School; Ken Fisher - Colonial League Website Coordinator, League Scheduler and League Historian, Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Edwards hopes boys can get back to districts

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With nearly four years in the Catasauqua athletic programs, Zac Edwards is confident he can spot success in the making and he isn't afraid to take charge.

Edwards himself has been successful on the baseball field where he was a team captain and his play has earned him a scholarship to Lebanon Valley College next fall. He also was a captain on the school's cross country team this fall.

With two games under his belt on the basketball court, Edwards is also confident his hardwood mates can return to district play late this winter.